Situated between Boyne House and Hazelwell is Ashmead, whose emblem of the apple is symbolic of the fact that this modern, purpose built girls’ Boarding House occupies the site of what used to be the Boyne House orchard.
HRH The Princess Royal officially opened Ashmead in October 2000. The family environment is at Ashmead’s heart and Ashmead girls always work together to replicate just a little of home life in their Boarding House.
The family environment is at Ashmead’s heart and Ashmead girls always work together to replicate just a little of ‘home life’ in their Boarding House.
Ester Leach is the Ashmead Housemistress. She joined College in 2010 and lives in Ashmead with her husband Matthew and twin girls, Zara and Tula. The family are all passionate about food, not least due to Matthew's career as a chef. Food is a key aspect of life in Ashmead and any activity in the House involving food is always a success!
Assistant Housemistress Bryony Taylor, Resident Tutors Lucy Blick, Admissions Administrator, and Matt Preston, Physics Teacher, support Ester in running the House along with a team of tutors and matrons.